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Nasomi,

If you want to sail on Barnegat bay, you need to be looking at 5 ft as a maximum draft...
4 would be better...under 4 ideal...

Tuckerton would not be on my list.

The best sailing is between the rt 37 bridge and Forked River.

North of the bridge is ok...but you're often going to be limited to staying in the channel..though it does open up in spots...

There's not a great tidal range on the inner bay in most areas....inches...in fact....so what you see on the charts is what you get.

I've sailed there as late as the end of November...beyond that, you will probably want to haul out.
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Tuckerton...no way. No sailing area there. As Tempest said Barneget Bay a 4 foot draft is best and the only real sailing is from Forked River to Toms River, a great place to sail, but not a lot to do or visit. thinking about the Ocean? Forget Little Egg Inlet...trecherous to say the least. I kept a shoal draft Islander in both Barnegat Bay aand Great Bay for 6 years. If you wabt to sail there try Forked River or Toms River Marinas.

If you want to stay in year round you have to come to the Chesapeake.

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Is year round generally what sailboats do? I was under the impression that they were pulled like power boats. I like toms river because I know where it is and am familiar with it on land. So, reccomendations in NJ/DE/ME for 5.5' draft? I'm not much for attractions, I'm looking for $60-80 a foot. That's why tuckerton's marina was perfect. It had everything i wanted, except the depth! Is there anything ocean side that I could dock at in that area?
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That's a huge bummer, that place was perfect, across the bay from my friends, great prices, etc. So i'd have to find something with a bay dug out or on the ocean I guess. So, anyone got anything? Looking for $60-90/ft, the local life doesn't have to be fantastic, or even existent. I want a safe clean place that I can launch from, that can haul the boat out during hte winter, do any necessary maintenance, and so on. Some names would be great, I'm just sliding around google maps with marina in the header.
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Nasomi,

Correct me if I'm wrong, but you haven't purchased the boat yet have you?

If you want to sail on Barnegat bay...you simply need to look for a different boat....one with a shoal draft. Then your options will open up.

By selecting a 5 1/2 foot keel, you've narrowed the options you have greatly imo.

Also, I think you're looking at $90 as a minimum number..in most places in NJ

You might find better water, and prices in MD. or Pa...? Though I don't know where..it's pretty shallow in spots in the northern chesapeake and the delaware bay/river
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I haven't purchased a boat yet, you are correct. I know the type of boat I want and know what I want to do with it, now I'm just trying to find a marina that fits the boat I want. I was looking to be near friends as I'd be able to take them out, but it seems there's nothing available that can accomidate what I'm looking for. So, I will widely expand my search. Anything with-in a 3 hour drive from my house in king of prussia, pa, that has ocean access without sailing all day to get to it. Upper Delaware bay is a hike to the sea. As is the Chesapeake. I've been out on hte bays a few times, it's neat and all. But the one time I was in blue water down off the florida coast, it was a whole different world, and that's what I loved. Also, several sailing books I've read over the years involve blue water sailing, and it was quite appealing to me.
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Nasomi......

With all due respect, I think you're trying to pound a square peg into a round hole.

There's no EASY access to the Ocean, in NJ, PA, or MD within three hours of KOP that has deep water..( 6 ft for you) and a $60. to $90. per foot rate.
Maybe, Atlantic City?...it's not New York Harbor area...Not Manasquan inlet area....or Raritan Bay..not Cape May...

I think your best bet...given your criteria is Forked River or Lanoka Harbor. Lanoka used to have great rates..when I wintered there.
Both are close enough to Barnegat Inlet to get out to the wild blue yonder.... I wouldn't exactly consider Barnegat Easy access...but hey, what do I know...

The easiest access to the ocean ...might be Atlantic Highlands....I haven't checked their rates..
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Tempest you are right on.

Dillons Creek marina in Toms River is a nice place.

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That's entirely possible, what I"m looking for may not exist. Still, it only takes a few days of searching and making phone calls to determine if it exists or not, even if there's just one, and finding the right one for me. I am looking into atlantic highlands, it's a bit further than I had initially expected to go, however if it's the best one I can find, that's what it is. I looked into Barnegat Inlet, but there are a lot of low areas, it would require weaving back and forth, more of a hassle than what seems worth it I think. Thank you for the suggestions, I greatly appreciate it, and will continue my search.
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I was looking at Barnegat Inlet on the charts, but they didn't list a depth, saying that it was constantly changing. There's a route to forked river for deap water, however that doesn't seem like something I'd want to navigate every time weaving back and forth for hours.
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